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Public Health Week 2014

April 7 - April 13

 

 

Community Events

 

The Macomb County Health Department (MCHD) participated in National Public Health Week during the first week in April.  MCHD sponsored 7 free community wide events designed to improve and promote good health to residents and communities.  These events reached nearly 1000 residents during the week long festivities.    

 

National Public Health Week kicked off with an Infant Safety Expo at the Macomb Intermediate School District on April 5th.  More that 65 parents and caregivers learned how a safe sleep environment should be set up for their infants and how to transport their children in vehicles safely, and visited with more than 25 local baby health and safety vendors. 

 

Household Hazardous Waste Collections were provided at two locations in the community.  171 cars dropped off hazardous waste at the Armada Fairgrounds on April 5th and 250 cars dropped off hazardous waste on April 11th at the Macomb County Health Department in Mount Clemens. 

 

“Spring into Health,” a free community health fair, was held at the Warren Community Center on April 7th.  Community Center members and Macomb County residents had the opportunity to visit with Health and Community Service Programs, and local health and dental vendors, get a free glucose screening, dispose of unwanted medications and pick up health information.

 

The Emergency Preparedness Program hosted a simulated emergency medication drive-thru station at Utica High School on April 8th.  Fifty residents were able to learn how they would receive life saving medication without leaving their vehicle during an emergency and how to prepare for an emergency at home. 

 

On Wednesday April 9th, the Healthy Communities staff and partners from Safe Kids Macomb County, Chrysler/Fiat and Babies R Us worked together to provide a car seat inspection event at Babies R Us in Sterling Heights.  61 car seats were inspected and more than 85 parents and caregivers learned how to safely transport their children during the four hour event.

 

On April 10th the Macomb County Health Department joined forces with MSU Extension and Nino Salvaggios in Clinton Township for “Eat Well, Be Well.”  Residents were able to sample three healthy recipes – a smoothie, stir-fry and pasta dish – during the event.  Recipes and nutrition information was available to all residents and customers who stopped by Nino Salvaggios that afternoon. 

 

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Public health saves lives and money! Take a few moments this week to focus on issues that promote health, wellness and safety for your family

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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